- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

YULEE, Fla. (AP) - A northeast Florida man has been convicted of causing a crash that left a Jacksonville grandmother and five members of her family dead.

A Nassau County jury found 42-year-old Pedro Juan Ocasio-Alcazar guilty Tuesday of six counts of vehicular homicide. He faces life in prison at his Feb. 13 sentencing.

Authorities say Ocasio-Alcazar was driving recklessly down a rural stretch of U.S. 1 in April 2010 when he sideswiped Brenda Mitchell Edwards’ car. The Florida Times-Union (https://goo.gl/XTXjI5 ) reports that the vehicle was forced into the median and hit by a pickup truck towing a trailer. Edwards, her daughter and four of her grandchildren were killed.

Ocasio-Alcazar’s criminal record contains 10 cases involving driving with a suspended license.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com

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